More than 50 people were arrested at last year’s Blarney Blowout, a series of parties on and off campus. Less than half were UMass students.
From noon Sunday until noon Monday, students will only be allowed in dormitories in which they live.
Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’ 65-page report says Amherst police were “overwhelmed and unprepared.”
UMass Amherst is asking the former Boston Police Commissioner to conduct a comprehensive review of the university and the town’s handling of the Blarney Blowout.
Since we’re talking about kids, some grown-ups might have to step in.
The chancellor of the University of Massachusetts’ Amherst campus says student behavior at the pre-St. Patrick’s Day “Blarney Blowout” party over the weekend “brought shame on our fine university.”
A pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration near the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts spiraled out of control, pitting police in riot gear against thousands of drunken and unruly revelers at the annual “Blarney Blowout.
Students began drinking in the morning in a traditional all-day party before they leave for spring break.